Every year, on April 28, British Columbian workers, families, employers, and others come together at events held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives at work, and to renew their commitment to creating safer workplaces.
Globally according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 2.3 million workers die every year as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. To put this number in perspective, in 2015, there were 167,000 people who died in armed conflicts.
While it is good to have an established day to organise events to raise awareness and remember those who have lost their lives at work, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded on the days in between.
Please check out the videos posted by one of the latest additions to our network. His most recent, a stark reminder that we only have one life can be viewed on Youtube at:
Other thought provoking videos and some great 1 minute tool box talks can also be found on their website at: